IRA membership trial halted over alleged garda telephone recordings

first_imgNewsIRA membership trial halted over alleged garda telephone recordingsBy Staff Reporter – March 26, 2014 1107 WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Limerick men charged with the alleged membership of an illegal organisation, namely the IRA, have had their trial halted at the Special Criminal Court amid the latest development in the Garda phone recording saga. Following an application for disclosure made before the three judge non jury court, the trial of Thomas McMahon, 32, with an address at Ros Fearna, Murroe and Noel Noonan, 35, of North Claughaun Road, Garryowen was halted as evidence was due outlining that both are alleged members of the IRA, On February 7, 2013, both men were arrested in County Tipperary during an operation where Gardai were investigating dissident republicans.The legal teams for both accused men asked the court for disclosure from An Garda Siochana as to whether or not conversations their clients had with lawyers were recorded. Defence counsels, Isobel Kennedy SC and Anthony Sammon SC, outlined that the accused men had phone conversations with solicitors before garda interviews. Tara Burns SC, prosecution counsel for the State said that Gardai knew nothing, at the time, about what has since emerged. The matter was adjourned until later this week for clarification on whether or not recordings were made. Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebookcenter_img Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSdissident republicansIRAMusic LimerickSpecial Criminal Court Previous articleSpecialist garda unit needed to tackle gun crimeNext articleApology too late as Collins calls for Shatter to step down Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Community first responders need funds to save lives

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Previous articleGardaí using council CCTV test footage to investigate crimeNext articleBrexit boost as Shannon Estuary gets EU designation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A GROUP of Limerick volunteers who are helping the national ambulance service to save lives urgently need funds to buy essential equipment to give patients the best chance of survival.The Community First Responders (CFR) are a group of volunteers who are dispatched by the 999/112 National Ambulance Service to emergencies within their communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are all trained in CPR and other life-saving measures and they generally arrive at the scene of the emergency before the ambulance service because most of the volunteers “on call” live in the locality.The Ennis Road CFR are the only group in Limerick and they have been operating since last April. They cover an area from the Strand hotel to the Greenhills hotel and the surrounding residential estates.One of their volunteers, Noel Kerley, said that the main reason the group was set up was because they could see a need for it in the locality with an ageing population.“Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 33 per cent of all deaths and early response is essential in helping to save some of those lives,” Mr Kerley added.Community First Responders are dispatched to cardiac arrests, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), stroke and choking emergencies in their communities. Most responder groups have organised themselves to be “on call 24/7” to respond to these emergencies.“Because all of our ‘on call’ volunteers live locally, we generally arrive at the emergency call location before the paramedics and we carry out CPR and other life-saving measures until such time as the paramedics arrive,” Mr Kerley said.The normal time for an ambulance to arrive at the emergency address is 20 minutes, but it may take longer – depending on other emergency situations they are dealing with. This time delay may be life-threatening for some emergencies.While the Ennis Road CFR group is supported by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, they do not get any funding to buy their own equipment, including AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or to provide accredited training and purchase training equipment.This is why they are running a major fundraising day on this Thursday, December 20 in Dunnes Stores at the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.“We are appealing to the people living in the area to support our fundraising next Thursday because we need this money to help us to buy this essential equipment and also to provide ongoing accredited training for our volunteers,” Mr Kerley explained.by Mary [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsLocal NewsCommunity first responders need funds to save livesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2018 1274 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

When Will Distressed Sales ‘Normalize’?

first_img When Will Distressed Sales ‘Normalize’? With much of the talk surrounding the housing market centered on “normalization” or returning to its pre-crisis state, one metric which the market is watching is the distressed sales share—the share of REO and short sales that comprise total residential home sales.For February 2016, the distressed sales share declined by 2.9 percentage points over-the-year (and 0.4 percentage points over-the month) down to 11 percent, according to data released by CoreLogic on Thursday.At their peak in January 2009, distressed sales accounted for nearly one-third of all residential home sales (32.4 percent) but has been declining steadily since then. By comparison, the pre-crisis share of distressed sales was typically around 2 percent; CoreLogic estimates that if the current rate of year-over-year decline continues, the distressed sales share will reach the “normal” pre-crisis level in slightly more than two years.“Prior to the housing crash, the distressed share of total sales averaged about 2 percent,” CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. Rising home prices have bolstered borrowers mortgage equity, and has been a driver of the large decreases in distressed sales. “If the current housing and mortgage market trends continue, we would expect the distressed sales share to get to the pre-crash level by mid-2018.”February’s REO sales share of 7.8 percent was less than a third of what it was at its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009. Like the overall distressed sales share, February’s REO sales share was down by 2.9 percentage points over-the-year and is the lowest share for any February since 2007.Meanwhile, the short sales share for February was 3.3 percent, and has remained in the 3 to 4 percent range since falling below 4 percent in mid-2014, according to CoreLogic.All but nine states recorded a year-over-year decline in distressed sales share in February 2016; the five states with the highest share were Maryland (19.9), Connecticut (19.1), Michigan (18), Florida (17.5), and Illinois (17.1) while North Dakota had the lowest distressed sales share at 2.5 percent. But for all the year-over-year declines, only North Dakota and the District of Columbia had a distressed sales share within one percentage point of their pre-crisis levels.California was the state that in February 2016 experienced the largest decline in distressed sales share from its peak. Since reaching a peak of 67.4 percent in January 2009, the distressed sales share in California has fallen by 59.8 percentage points.The five metros with the highest distressed sales share in February were Baltimore (19.8), Chicago (19.4), Tampa (19.1), Orlando (19.1) and Las Vegas (14.1). Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CoreLogic Distressed Sales REO Short Sales 2016-05-05 Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / When Will Distressed Sales ‘Normalize’? Tagged with: CoreLogic Distressed Sales REO Short Sales About Author: Brian Honea May 5, 2016 1,505 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/5/2016 Next: HUD Addresses Affordable Housing Crisis The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Subscribelast_img read more